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Over the last 13 years, Mandijo Wood has compiled seven all-around saddles as a barrel racer but she said the most recent one from the Austin County Youth Rodeo Association earlier this month was a little sweeter in her final year of competing in her local rodeo. more
The University Interscholastic League announced Tuesday morning that fall sports competition in Classes 5A and 6A will be delayed about a month but Classes 4A and below will remain on schedule. more
After the first COVID-related death in Austin County was reported on Friday, County Judge Tim Lapham provided updated information about cases of the virus in the county, noting the possibility of more deaths. more
A special needs children’s graduation party was held July 15 at the Irene LeBlanc swimming pool at Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park. In addition to enjoying a swim, the youngsters were treated to cake and other treats. more
The importance of having an odd number of members on council became evident Wednesday night as two items failed to pass due to tie votes during an online meeting of the Sealy City Council. more
The 93rd Austin County Fair and Rodeo is set for Oct. 2 to 11 in Bellville, starting with the barbecue contest and ending with Whiskey Meyers on the main stage. more
Zach Hood, a rising senior at Bellville High School, was involved in a fatal accident Sunday night, his family announced. He was 18 years old. more
Bellville Medical Center announced Austin County’s first death related to COVID-19 in an update Friday afternoon. Austin County Judge Tim Lapham confirmed the report in his update later in the … more
Earlier this year Austin County placed a bounty on wild hogs. With $10,000 set aside to cover the bounty, hog hunters can collect $5 for each pair of ears they redeem at Steinhauser’s in Sealy … more
According to numbers reported by the state to Austin County Judge Tim Lapham, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county skyrocketed in the last week from 90 to 133 with 87 of those still considered … more
A survey by the Sealy Independent School District shows that more than half of parents with children in the district favor having their children attending classes in person this fall. At the time … more
A Wallis man was shot to death at his home Sunday around 11:30 a.m. and police are searching for his killer. Jason Zavala, who lived at 6619 Guyler St. in Wallis, was allegedly killed by Heriberto … more
With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.With only one race on … more
The Sealy City Council postponed its regular in-person meeting from last Tuesday until Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. online. Prior to the meeting, it will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. to discuss drainage issues. more
An unnamed Austin County Commissioner was informed Monday after meeting in commissioners court that he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday morning it was reported that a second test came … more
Interstate 10 westbound mainlanes will be closed for traffic shifting operations Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Westbound mainlane traffic will be moved to the westbound exit to Chew Road/Mlcak Road … more
Austin County voters have several items on the ballot today's runoff election. Republicans have a short ballot this time around with only one race on the ticket. Terry Adams is facing James … more
On May 20, Faith Academy Bellville launched the Annual High School Academy Awards with a virtual presentation. The virtual 2020 Academy Awards were hosted by junior Tanner David, videographer … more
“The two best decisions I’ve made in my life are entering seminary and moving to Sealy,” Fr. Eric Pitre said, just three days after retiring from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Born … more
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